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Use health law to fight tooth decay in kids
Sacramento Bee

Tooth decay is the most common chronic health problem in children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than a quarter of kids have decay in their baby teeth by the time they enter kindergarten. Nearly 68 percent of teenagers 16 to 19 have decay in their permanent teeth.

The Affordable Care Act provides an opportunity to improve children’s access to dental care starting in January 2014 – if the California state health exchange, called Covered California, does things right.